Sep 26, 2011 3:05am EDT
straw poll showed herman cane on top. rick perry the second place. michigan straw poll, mitt romney on top and perry coming in second. how do you see this race onhe republican side? >> i don't see what happens. i think it's suddenly up for grabs. i think you'll see more talk about other people getting in. >> you think chris christie is viable? >> i may try paul ryan again. i'm part of that team. we'll see. perry has got to perform better. people talked about this thing being too long and we have too many debates. it has an effect. it gives people to take a look. i think it's wide open. >> look at the trend tracker this morning. romney versus perry is on top. chris christie is number two. obama highlighting education is three. in the pres conversation we do each week on the blog, we oke to the communications director, dan pfeiffer. this is what he said about the front-runners on the republican side. >> what i do know, at least of the two front-runners thatre running, governor perry and governorromney, they are both tremendous candidates. they have adopted positions. they have -- governo
Sep 19, 2011 3:05am EDT
. former democratic governor of michigan and the author of "a governor's story: the fight for jobs and america's commission future" jennifer granholm and her book, right there side by side. white house correspondent for "the new york times" helene cooper, and senior litical analyst for "time" magazine, mark halperin. welcome to all of you. so here we have an economic debate about jobs, and the deficit, in the middle of a presidential campaign. mark halperin, a president in trouble because of the economy. and here come the republicans, with big internal battlesoing on, but they're making their charge for the nomination. so the question that i asked former president clinton i think is most germane which is can this president be reelected? he says, yes, after a pause, if, and there's a lot of ifs there. >> there are. i think he's still the front-runner to be re-elected until a publican emerg clearly capable of taking him on. the environment is horrible. and the current fight he's in over getting the econy back on track and reducing the deficit, i think he does not have a very strong hand.
Sep 19, 2011 2:00am PDT
house and the politics of the economy. joining us, former democratic governor of michigan jennifer granholm. republican strategist alex castellanos. white house correspondent for "the new york times." helene cooper. senior political analyst for "time" magazine, mark halperin.